Steven Soderbergh’s shifting of focus to television isn’t limited to The Knick : a new trailer was just released for the upcoming Starz series, The Girlfriend Experience, which Soderbergh will executive produce. If the title sounds at all familiar — which surely it does — that’s because The Girlfriend Experience is already a Steven Soderbergh film from 2009.
Interestingly, though Soderbergh doesn’t direct the series, it’s employing a Knick-like model: its writers and co-creators, Lodge Kerrigan (Claire Dolan, Clean, Shaven) and Amy Seimetz (who starred in Upstream Color) directed the full, 13-episode first season.
The series stars Riley Keogh (of Mad Max and Magic Mike, and who knows, perhaps someday another alliterative male-name titled movie) as Christine Reade, the law firm intern who moonlights as an escort providing a “girlfriend experience.” (This character’s film parallel was played by Sasha Grey, though Soderbergh stresses that this isn’t a remake, and that this is “a new character on a new trajectory).”
The series, which is said to be an anthology, will air in 2016. Watch the trailer: